Safety & Enforcement
The Move Over Law
Watch a video about the Move Over Law (WMV, 994KB)
Information about motor vehicle-related laws and regulations.
511 Road Conditions
A service provided by the Vermont Agency of Transportation to help commuters and travelers access information regarding weather-related road conditions, construction and congestion, via the web or phone – 24/7. 511 Road Conditions (online), or phone 1-800-ICY-ROAD.
Warmer weather means that parked cars heat up faster. Even with windows partially open or with outside temperatures as low as the 60s, it can easily reach well above 110 degrees inside before we know it. And a child’s body temperature can rise up to five times faster than that of an adult, quickly reaching the point where the child dies at 107. Keep the children in your car safe with these tips....
Warmer spring weather brings motorcycles out of hibernation, which makes May the perfect time for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and these safety reminders….
Who are vulnerable users? They may be on skateboards, scooters, bicycles or on foot, in wheelchairs or working on the road. They lack the protection we have inside our cars or trucks, but deserve to be as safe as we are.....
As unlikely as it may seem today, before we know it spring will be here, and road crews will be hard at work repairing and improving our roads to make them safer for all of us. National Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, beginning on March 31, 2014 aims to keep them safer while they’re out there....
Hardly a day goes by lately without a news report that shows car after car being smashed into by folks behind them who cannot stop because of snowy or icy conditions....
Information, tips and reminders from those who work to keep Vermont drivers safe – Vermont State Police, Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles, Vermont Agency of Transportation, Vermont Sheriffs Association and the AARP Driver Safety Program….
Let's all help the kids arrive at school and back home safe and sound every day, with these safety reminders….
How many deaths will it take to convince drivers that road rage is always a bad idea? Aggressive driving can easily escalate into road rage......
As rural landscapes throughout the United States become less open due to population growth, horseback riders and automobiles are more likely to cross paths on the road, with a high risk of a bad outcome….
Tips for sharing the road with farm equipment….
Recent heavy rains are a timely reminder that snow and ice are not the only weather that can get us into trouble on the road….
Now that warm weather is here, it must be construction season and that means it’s time to refresh our safe driving in work zone skills with these tips….
Warmer weather means that parked cars heat up faster….
Most of us don’t mean to tailgate on the road, but how do we know when we’re too close? There is an easier way than the old one car length per 10 mph method….
There are precious few passing opportunities on our Vermont roads, so it’s important to know how to do it safely when we can, and to recognize when we can’t. Here are a few tips that can help….
Our tires can only support us and our vehicles safely if we keep them in good condition and properly inflated….
Most drivers recognize the familiar inverted red and white Yield signs that mean they should slow down, search and enter only if the way is clear of pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles but many motorists do not realize this...
Winter driving calls for extra caution, with more snow and ice to deal with, and less daylight. Stay safe out there with these annual winter driving reminders….
Do we need them? The short answer in Vermont is yes. According to Consumer Reports, winter tires have a better grip on snow and ice, and the Vermont DMV recommends them….
Nationwide, there are more than 250,000 crashes each year involving passenger vehicles and large trucks. More often than not, it was a passenger vehicle driver who caused the crash, and passenger vehicle occupants who were killed or injured......
Motor Fuel Transportation Infrastructure Assessment (MFTIA) Gasoline & Motor Fuel Tax Assessment (MFTA) Gasoline
|To be collected for:||MFTIA||MFTA|
|Third Quarter 2014||$0.0645||$0.134|
|Second Quarter 2014||$0.0615||$0.067|
|First Quarter 2014||$0.0607||$0.067|
|Fourth Quarter 2013||$0.0636||$0.067|
Motor Fuel Distributors are required to collect an assessment on Gasoline in the amount of 2% of the state average retail price of motor fuel, exclusive of federal and state taxes, upon each gallon of motor fuel sold by the distributor. The state average retail price, as determined by the Department of Public Service, will be used to set the rate on a quarterly basis using the prior three month averages. The Department of Motor Vehicles will calculate the amount of the assessment for each upcoming quarter, and notify the distributor in advance of the rate that will be in effect.
Revenues raised from this assessment will be placed in the Transportation Infrastructure Bond Fund and be dedicated towards helping to maintain the state’s transportation infrastructure; including roads, bridges, culverts, railroads and airports.
Motor Fuel Distributors are required to collect a Motor Fuel Tax Assessment in the amount of $0.134 per gallon or 4% of the tax-adjusted retail price upon each gallon of motor fuel sold by the distributor not to exceed $0.18, whichever is greater.
The Motor Fuel Tax Assessment will change on a quarterly basis. The Department will calculate the amount of the assessment for each upcoming quarter, and notify the distributor in advance of the rate that will be in effect. The new tax will be collected at the same time and on the same form as the current motor fuel tax and Motor Fuel Tax Infrastructure Assessment fee. Updated motor fuel distributor reports will be sent out on a quarterly basis indicating the new tax assessment amount and the Infrastructure Assessment fee to be collected for that quarter, and you may use those forms when payment is made.
The state average tax adjusted retail price as determined by the Department of Public Service over the prior three months will be used to set the rate. The Department shall conduct a monthly survey of businesses selling retail regular gasoline designed to determine an average statewide retail price and publish the survey results no later than the 20th day of each month.
The average retail price can be found at the Department of Public Service website: http://publicservice.vermont.gov/publications/fuel_report
Questions, contact Commercial Vehicle Operations at 802.828.2070